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#1 darter79

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 05:09 PM

I know this is way early, but talking to some around my local tour most seemed to have already booked hotels, flights ect.  How early do you typically book those? Any recommendations on places to stay, this will be our first trip.  Any good sights to see as well while we are there.  Plan on staying after as well to make a family trip out of it. Thanks.


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 05:37 PM

 darter79, on 07 January 2018 - 05:09 PM, said:

I know this is way early, but talking to some around my local tour most seemed to have already booked hotels, flights ect.  How early do you typically book those? Any recommendations on places to stay, this will be our first trip.  Any good sights to see as well while we are there.  Plan on staying after as well to make a family trip out of it. Thanks.

We booked the week after worlds last year.  Seemed rediculous, but I checked prices for curiosity and saw that many had already been booked! So we went ahead and booked since my son had gained burgundy status in Summer tour.  I imagine lots of people book early banking on qualifying or "just in case"...you can always Cancel so nothing to lose.  Not much else to see outside of the direct Pinehurst/southern pines area.

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 09:05 PM

Anyone ever stayed at Mid Pines or Pine Needles (for worlds or otherwise)?  We're booked at The Manor at Pinehurst Resort this year, but reviews are a little spotty.  I could care less....but wife... My sons age group is at Mid Pines This year, looking at that as another option.  Always nice to stay and play at same place.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:34 AM

 hangontight, on 20 January 2018 - 09:05 PM, said:

Anyone ever stayed at Mid Pines or Pine Needles (for worlds or otherwise)?  We're booked at The Manor at Pinehurst Resort this year, but reviews are a little spotty.  I could care less....but wife... My sons age group is at Mid Pines This year, looking at that as another option.  Always nice to stay and play at same place.

Haven't been but just read some reviews.  Pretty consistently they said it's an older hotel (with all the pitfalls you'd expect) but the service was outstanding.  For me, I'd pay extra for the type of service people are writing about and would stay there without a doubt.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 09:44 AM

 leezer99, on 21 January 2018 - 07:34 AM, said:

 hangontight, on 20 January 2018 - 09:05 PM, said:

Anyone ever stayed at Mid Pines or Pine Needles (for worlds or otherwise)?  We're booked at The Manor at Pinehurst Resort this year, but reviews are a little spotty.  I could care less....but wife... My sons age group is at Mid Pines This year, looking at that as another option.  Always nice to stay and play at same place.

Haven't been but just read some reviews.  Pretty consistently they said it's an older hotel (with all the pitfalls you'd expect) but the service was outstanding.  For me, I'd pay extra for the type of service people are writing about and would stay there without a doubt.

Yes, I will call to see if they have any openings. More I think about it , it if is so nice to stay where you play (Pine Needles is just across the street from MP - and they have the pool!).  What sold me to Manor was they have a few double room suites- can put kids down in own room (connected) and not have to go to bed myself at 8:00!  Breakfast buffet and all Pinehurst Resort amendities also included at Manor.


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 01:51 PM

First post to the board.  I appreciate reading everyone's experience with their kids in junior golf.

My daughter who is 10 just started playing in US Kids and Ky Jr Pga events last fall. She loves it.  I had a question regarding the USKG Worlds at Pinehurst.  Can you get into that event with only Orange status or do you need burgundy?

Thanks for any help on this as I have seen orange will allow you to register for most of the regional sites but I couldn't tell for sure for the world event.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 01:58 PM

 jeffbgky, on 10 April 2018 - 01:51 PM, said:

First post to the board.  I appreciate reading everyone's experience with their kids in junior golf.

My daughter who is 10 just started playing in US Kids and Ky Jr Pga events last fall. She loves it.  I had a question regarding the USKG Worlds at Pinehurst.  Can you get into that event with only Orange status or do you need burgundy?

Thanks for any help on this as I have seen orange will allow you to register for most of the regional sites but I couldn't tell for sure for the world event.

I believe that a girl in the 9-10 age group will get in.  Boy's probably will not.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 02:11 PM

 jeffbgky, on 10 April 2018 - 01:51 PM, said:

First post to the board.  I appreciate reading everyone's experience with their kids in junior golf.

My daughter who is 10 just started playing in US Kids and Ky Jr Pga events last fall. She loves it.  I had a question regarding the USKG Worlds at Pinehurst.  Can you get into that event with only Orange status or do you need burgundy?

Thanks for any help on this as I have seen orange will allow you to register for most of the regional sites but I couldn't tell for sure for the world event.

The US Kids world website has a updated list of which age groups and status have got an invite.   The invites are also based on where you got the status.

http://www.uskidsgol...ion-information

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 02:15 PM

 kcap, on 10 April 2018 - 02:11 PM, said:

 jeffbgky, on 10 April 2018 - 01:51 PM, said:

First post to the board.  I appreciate reading everyone's experience with their kids in junior golf.

My daughter who is 10 just started playing in US Kids and Ky Jr Pga events last fall. She loves it.  I had a question regarding the USKG Worlds at Pinehurst.  Can you get into that event with only Orange status or do you need burgundy?

Thanks for any help on this as I have seen orange will allow you to register for most of the regional sites but I couldn't tell for sure for the world event.

The US Kids world website has a updated list of which age groups and status have got an invite.   The invites are also based on where you got the status.

http://www.uskidsgol...ion-information

Thanks for the info.  Looks like to get an invite with orange status, it has be earned from a world or regional event and not the local tour.

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#10 heavy_hitter

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 02:17 PM

 jeffbgky, on 10 April 2018 - 02:15 PM, said:

 kcap, on 10 April 2018 - 02:11 PM, said:

 jeffbgky, on 10 April 2018 - 01:51 PM, said:

First post to the board.  I appreciate reading everyone's experience with their kids in junior golf.

My daughter who is 10 just started playing in US Kids and Ky Jr Pga events last fall. She loves it.  I had a question regarding the USKG Worlds at Pinehurst.  Can you get into that event with only Orange status or do you need burgundy?

Thanks for any help on this as I have seen orange will allow you to register for most of the regional sites but I couldn't tell for sure for the world event.

The US Kids world website has a updated list of which age groups and status have got an invite.   The invites are also based on where you got the status.

http://www.uskidsgol...ion-information

Thanks for the info.  Looks like to get an invite with orange status, it has be earned from a world or regional event and not the local tour.

They should eventually let them all in under orange status is not filled.


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 02:53 PM

 heavy_hitter, on 10 April 2018 - 02:17 PM, said:

 jeffbgky, on 10 April 2018 - 02:15 PM, said:

 kcap, on 10 April 2018 - 02:11 PM, said:

 jeffbgky, on 10 April 2018 - 01:51 PM, said:

First post to the board.  I appreciate reading everyone's experience with their kids in junior golf.

My daughter who is 10 just started playing in US Kids and Ky Jr Pga events last fall. She loves it.  I had a question regarding the USKG Worlds at Pinehurst.  Can you get into that event with only Orange status or do you need burgundy?

Thanks for any help on this as I have seen orange will allow you to register for most of the regional sites but I couldn't tell for sure for the world event.

The US Kids world website has a updated list of which age groups and status have got an invite.   The invites are also based on where you got the status.

http://www.uskidsgol...ion-information

Thanks for the info.  Looks like to get an invite with orange status, it has be earned from a world or regional event and not the local tour.

They should eventually let them all in under orange status is not filled.

Thanks!  Good to hear.

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#12 hangontight

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:16 PM

 jeffbgky, on 10 April 2018 - 02:53 PM, said:

 heavy_hitter, on 10 April 2018 - 02:17 PM, said:

 jeffbgky, on 10 April 2018 - 02:15 PM, said:

 kcap, on 10 April 2018 - 02:11 PM, said:

 jeffbgky, on 10 April 2018 - 01:51 PM, said:

First post to the board.  I appreciate reading everyone's experience with their kids in junior golf.

My daughter who is 10 just started playing in US Kids and Ky Jr Pga events last fall. She loves it.  I had a question regarding the USKG Worlds at Pinehurst.  Can you get into that event with only Orange status or do you need burgundy?

Thanks for any help on this as I have seen orange will allow you to register for most of the regional sites but I couldn't tell for sure for the world event.

The US Kids world website has a updated list of which age groups and status have got an invite.   The invites are also based on where you got the status.

http://www.uskidsgol...ion-information

Thanks for the info.  Looks like to get an invite with orange status, it has be earned from a world or regional event and not the local tour.

They should eventually let them all in under orange status is not filled.

Thanks!  Good to hear.

You may also want to see if you can find a room and get it booked now.  As discussed earlier in the thread , they fill quick and there likely isnít much if anything left.  You can always cancel the room if she doesnít make it, but I would try to get something, anything , just in case.  Staying at any of the hotels in PH packed with golf kids is a cool part of the experience.  You wonít get that if you are left with a hotel 40 miles out of town.

Edited by hangontight, 10 April 2018 - 04:17 PM.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 07:40 AM

I stayed at the Holly Inn, which is part of the Pinehurst Resort.  We stayed there a few years and loved it each time.  Its a little more expensive than hotels off of the resort but worth it in my opinion. I didn't make reservations way in advance like some others did, but it doesn't hurt since you can always cancel.  Just don't forget!

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:19 AM

 hangontight, on 20 January 2018 - 09:05 PM, said:

Anyone ever stayed at Mid Pines or Pine Needles (for worlds or otherwise)?  We're booked at The Manor at Pinehurst Resort this year, but reviews are a little spotty.  I could care less....but wife... My sons age group is at Mid Pines This year, looking at that as another option.  Always nice to stay and play at same place.

My son played Mid Pines front when he was 7 and the back when he was 8.  I think Mid Pines is the toughest course my son has ever played for a couple of reasons.

1) it seemed like every approach shot was either a 5I or a 4H. I wouldn't call my son a short hitter but dang, that distance kicked his butt back then. If you are going to score low here you need to bomb it.

2) The greens were very challenging for him and me. We had a hell of a time reading the greens and I don't mean just reading the break. We had trouble just figuring out if the putt was uphill or downhill!!  The greens are very tricky. Granted, I am a terrible golfer so take my green reading with a grain of salt...but dang...you would think I could tell an uphill putt from a downhill. Pay very close attention to the greens in the practice round.  Try to map them out the best you can.

When my son turned 9, his course was No.1 at Words. It felt like a Caribbean vacation compared to Mid Pines!!!

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